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France's delicate relationship with Islam still facing many tests

France's delicate relationship with Islam still facing many tests

2020-12-31
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President Emmanuel Macron recently relaunched a long-contentious debate about the role of Islam in French society, and two deadly attacks in October brought Islamist extremism once more into the limelight. But many of the issues highlighted in 2020 h...
MAX Muslim Awards for Excellence

MAX Muslim Awards for Excellence

2020-12-29
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Muslim Awards for Excellence is an organization with a vision ‘To elevate the brand of Muslims in Canada by recognizing & motivating high achievement, positive and productive contributions to society by Muslims in Canada.’ In an effor...
Beyond Foundationalism: New Horizons in Muslim Analytic Theology

Beyond Foundationalism: New Horizons in Muslim Analytic Theology

2020-12-29
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A three-year research project funded by the John Templeton Foundation and hosted by Cambridge Muslim College. Beyond Foundationalism: New Horizons in Muslim Analytic Theology is a new research project led by Dr Ramon Harvey, Aziz Foundation Lecturer...
Canon and Censorship in the Islamic Intellectual and Theological History

Canon and Censorship in the Islamic Intellectual and Theological History

2020-12-28
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Call for Papers Date: October 8–10, 2021 Venue: Berlin, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021 The conference welcomes papers that focuses on certain texts, ideas or individuals that were perceived by Muslim communities as c...
Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE)

Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE)

2020-12-28
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Call for Papers Date: October 27-29, 2021 Venue: Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021 This conference, organized in the framework of the ERC-funded Embedding Conquest: Naturalizing Muslim rule in the ...
Quoting the Quran: A Reference Handbook for Authors and Scholars

Quoting the Quran: A Reference Handbook for Authors and Scholars

2020-12-27
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Editor: Saad D. Abulhab Publisher: Blautopf Publishing Publication Date: July 18, 2020 This handbook is a reference tool intended to help authors, scholars, and anyone else provide accurate and standardized quotations from the Quran, both from lin...
Online Short Course: Muslims in the UK

Online Short Course: Muslims in the UK

2020-12-26
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Date: January 12-February 2, 2021 Venue: Online (via Zoom) Organizer: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University Muslims have been present in the UK in sizeable numbers since the 1960s. Many are born here living their...
The Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Partnership 2021

The Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Partnership 2021

2020-12-25
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Call for Application Application Deadline: January 12, 2021 The Open University is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (OOC DTP). The DTP is a con...
Midlands 4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

Midlands 4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership

2020-12-24
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Call for Application Application Deadline: January 13, 2021 Midlands 4Cities offers two routes for PhD study: 1) Open Doctoral Award These awards invite you to design and agree a research project with academic supervisors within the M4C partnersh...
Short Course: Introduction to Islam

Short Course: Introduction to Islam

2020-12-20
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Date: January 11-27, 2021 The course is divided into 3 sections: • Theology – Including the Islamic conception of God, the soul, and the afterlife; beliefs about scripture and revelation; Islamic views of other religions; and life’...
Muslim scholar offers his COVID-19 vaccine for free by UN

Muslim scholar offers his COVID-19 vaccine for free by UN

2020-12-15
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Professor of Immunology at University of Mainz, Germany Ugur Sahin offered his COVID-19 vaccine for free access under the auspices of the United Nations. Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA, Sahin stressed compliance with commitments to the...
New Zealand Christchurch terrorist attack report highlights failings by social media giants

New Zealand Christchurch terrorist attack report highlights failings by social media giants

2020-12-11
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An 800-page inquiry into the March 2019 Christchurch mosque attack, which claimed the lives of 51 Muslim worshippers, sheds light on the murky online world of far-right extremists. Analyzing the report’s findings, experts on online radical mov...
The Department of Classics and Religious Studies in the University of Ottawa

The Department of Classics and Religious Studies in the University of Ottawa

2020-12-05
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The Department of Classics and Religious Studies in the University of Ottawa is unique in combining expertise in Late Antiquity and the contemporary world.  Our The faculty includes eight internationally recognized experts in the languages, lite...
Call for Articles for Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online

Call for Articles for Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online

2020-12-05
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Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Quran Online, edited by Johanna Pink (Universität Freiburg), is the world's foremost digital historical-critical reference work on the Quran. We are seeking professional scholars with demonstrable expertise in a vari...
Pre-modern comparative literary practice in the multilingual Islamic world(s)

Pre-modern comparative literary practice in the multilingual Islamic world(s)

2020-12-05
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Date: July 23-24, 2021 Venue: Online (via Zoom) This virtual conference is co-organized by Huda Fakhreddine (University of Pennsylvania), David Larsen (New York University), and Hany Rashwan (University of Birmingham), and hosted by the Oxford Comp...
What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain?

2020-12-05
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Secondary school pupils are sharing their thoughts about what it means to be a Muslim in Britain, thanks to free teaching and learning resources developed at Cardiff University. Discovering Muslims in Britain is a program of nine lessons based on cu...
ICAIS 2021: International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies

ICAIS 2021: International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies

2020-12-04
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Date: July 12-13, 2021 Venue: Ottawa, Canada Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions d...
$5M Marks largest hospital donation pledge from Muslim community in Canadian history

$5M Marks largest hospital donation pledge from Muslim community in Canadian history

2020-12-03
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In a record-breaking pledge, the Muslim community announced $5 million to support the redevelopment of Mississauga Hospital, one of three sites that together comprise Trillium Health Partners (THP), as part of THP’s larger redevelopment plan. I...
These Muslims feature in BBC’s 100 Women of 2020

These Muslims feature in BBC’s 100 Women of 2020

2020-12-02
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At difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic, success stories provide a source of inspiration spreading hopes for a better future. Now more than ever, the success stories of Muslim women around the world are very important in a bid to shatter damaging ste...
Muslims reel over a prayer app that sold user data: ‘A betrayal from within our own community’

Muslims reel over a prayer app that sold user data: ‘A betrayal from within our own community’

2020-12-01
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Five times a day, tens of millions of phones buzz with notifications from an app called Muslim Pro, reminding users it’s time to pray. While Muslims in Los Angeles woke Thursday to a dawn notification that read, “Fajr at 5:17 AM,” u...
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